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USBFlashCopy v1.11

webfork on 27 Jun 2015
  • 288KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

USBFlashCopy backs up/synchronizes from external storage on the fly. The program runs in the background and copies all or select files from inserted media to a destination of your choice. Includes available copy throttle speed, minimum free space check to avoid filling up your drive, file filters, and can even be set to only copy from selected drives (by serial number).

New drives plugged in are prompted for a new copy profile and transfers include a progress bar. Ideal for people who do much of their work on remote computers and need to automate the process of backing up their files.

Functional in 64-bit. Note that fully transparent operations (no user notification; runs entirely in background) are only available in the registered version.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: usbflashcopy.ini
License: Freeware for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download usbflashcopy.exe (listed as "no installer" on the website) to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? [version 1.10, 2014-11-2]

Installer based version added

[version 1.9, 2014-02-23]


[version 1.8, 2013-07-30]

Press and hold "Shift" button when inserting media to skip copying it
Improved copy speed
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Midas on 2012-06-08 08:38

For a more in-depth review, read *webfork* excellent post in the forum:

webfork on 2012-06-09 17:11

:) thanks Midas

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Back4Sure v3.7.1

Checker on 18 Jun 2015
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by guinness

Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. The program can make a backup to hard-disk, USB drive or network and can also be compressed using high or low compression settings to a ZIP or 7-zip file of various compression levels, as well as encrypted for security.

Other features include filters to backup or exclude specific file types, a cleanup mode to remove old archives, and creation of one or multiple zip files (separated by directory structure). Backups are saved by directory structure either inside the archive or inside the directory for easy restoring. Users can also use multiple settings profiles, or "job" files.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware (accepts donations)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Back4Sure.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed wrong sorting of actions before backup in the German interface.
  • Fixed wrong time display of backups that take longer than 24 hours.
  • Added an option to allow copying EFS encrypted files to targets that do not support EFS encryption.
  • Archive passwords may now have up to 99 characters.
  • Back4Sure is now also available in Brazilian Portuguese.
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webfork on 2012-05-12 21:42

Technomancer: if you mean the entry is unclear, please let us know in forums. If you mean the program itself (and for the RAR distro issue) you might want to contact the developer directly.

ihateyou on 2013-12-15 18:36

what you should know:
Cleanup is optional - it is very close related to an incremental backup.
Using this you have to select the same Target Directory as before to backup only changed files and to delete files on the backup that have been deleted on the original file system as well (the latter one is the actual Cleanup).

Hope it helps ;)

romulous on 2015-01-11 06:52

It's a crying shame that you can only backup folders with this tool, and not individual files within those folders (yes, I know you can set filters, but unless you know in advance what files you want from each folder, this is not practical to use).

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Bvckup 2 v68 (beta) New

webfork on 24 Oct 2015
  • 592KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Midas

Bvckup 2 is a backup/synchronization tool that uses "delta" copy methods, meaning it only transfers changes to a file or files rather than recopying the entire set. This is frequently faster, saves bandwidth for network backups, and can help flash media to live longer by reducing the overall number of disk writes. The program can do real-time, periodic or manual backups, and also functions as a file copier that can pause and resume network and local transfers.

Functional in 64-bit.

Note: this program is an unsupported beta, meaning that the author provides a commercial version of the program that includes support. A previous, freeware version with fewer features is available from

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware (unsupported beta)
How to extract: Note: for the better portability, run the following process on a 32-bit system. Please see the forum for details.

  1. Download setup program and install with defaults
  2. Copy contents of C:\Program Files\Bvckup 2 to a folder of your choice
  3. Create an empty text file in this folder with the following content:

    SET conf-dir="%~dp0Config"
    START "" bvckup2.exe -c %conf-dir%

  4. Rename the text file bvckup2-portable.bat
  5. Uninstall program
  6. Launch bvckup2-portable.bat

Optionally, delete uninstall.exe and uninstall.dat.

Note over time that the contents of the "Config" can grow to substantial size. If it grows too large for your storage device, start a new profile and delete the old folder.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoVer, FolderSync
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Prompt24 on 2015-01-04 16:26

Actually it works great. I have tested it with Ditto. Only two programms
GoodSync2Go (paid) and Bvckup 2 (free) could make a backup without errors.

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AutoVer v2.2.1

webfork on 13 Nov 2014

AutoVer is a highly configurable automatic or real-time backup and personal versioning system. The program can be used as a simple copy/sync tool or as a more complex, transparent version control system (like a realtime incremental backup) where every time you save a file it is copied to your backup folder, drive or FTP server. Supports filters, compression, and more.

Great for backing up/synchronizing your work or home documents to flash memory or saving every change you make to your text, source code, images, etc.

Supports 64-bit.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET 4.0
License: MIT
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of AutoVer-setup\{app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch AutoVer.exe
  4. Click the gears icon and select the Local/Portable option. Note that you may need to delete the contents of the Compare App box in order to close the Window.
Similar/alternative apps: DirSync Pro, Zback
What's new?
  • Added: Ability to send emails on error
  • Fixed: Reading of AutoVer.ini config file - particularly when running in portable mode
  • Fixed: Creation of folders on FTP
  • Fixed: Long file name support on source drive when copying to FTP
  • Fixed: Fixed bug in file and folder exclude filter
  • Change: If running outside of the Program File folder (portable mode), store config files locally if possible (otherwise use CommonApplicationData)
  • Fixed: If CommonApplicationData is not writable (using limit user) then use Roaming ApplicationData folder
  • Change: The "Ensuring Backup is Current" window shown when creating a new watcher is no longer Always on top - allowing other work to be done while long backups happen.

Complete changelog at

CopyToTabs v11.0.1.0

Checker on 1 Jun 2014
  • 365KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by eitang

CopyToTabs uses "Backup Projects" that either you create manually, or are automatically created (with Total Commander's help) in order to copy several files/directories to any number of destinations.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CopyToTabs.exe.

By default, the program is in French. To enable English, click the British flag.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2011-01-06 22:01

I only get a corrupt file, have tryed at last 20 times :(

Hydaral on 2011-01-07 01:55

I hate to be one of those guys, but: "it works for me"

This is one ugly app though.

vivi on 2011-04-01 09:32

> This is one ugly app though.


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